The Neeley Advantage

Overview

The Neeley Advantage

Personalized Environment. Small class sizes and a dedicated, accessible faculty enable students to fulfill their individual education needs.

Unique Applied Learning Opportunities. Neeley School students put business theory into practice throughout the curriculum and through several innovative programs. Students in the Educational Investment Fund, one of the largest student-run investment portfolios in the nation, manage over $1.7 million. Through the Student Enterprise Program, teams of students are hired as consultants by companies to solve real business problems. The highly successful Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for professional level experience in a broad range of industries.

Development of Key Managerial Skills. The Neeley School has been widely recognized for helping students develop the skills to be successful in a managerial environment-effective communication, technology, leadership and team skills. Dedicated resources, such as the Center for Professional Communication, provide students with personal assessment and development opportunities.

Professional Development Program. More corporate management development programs are focusing on "soft skills" in the workplace and giving hiring preferences to MBA candidates who have them. The Professional Development Program develops soft skills like valuing diversity, behaving ethically, working well in teams, expressing yourself effectively, following etiquette rules, listening to others, responding appropriately, making presentations and networking. Such skills make MBAs more employable and more promotable in today's organizations.

Ties to Industry. Our close ties to the business community enrich the student experience in the Neeley School. Industry leaders provide input on the knowledge and skills that will give our graduates a competitive edge. Students interact frequently with executives through guest lecture series, industry led perspective seminars, field studies and other executive programs.

Ryffel Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The mission of the center is to build the skills, capabilities, and confidence of prospective entrepreneurs. Students will be able to enroll in a variety of entrepreneurship offerings at the graduate level. The center will help develop internship opportunities with entrepreneurial companies to give students an outstanding experiential learning opportunity during their time at TCU. Other offerings supported by the center include speakers, seminars, and competitions through the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). CEO members will be assigned mentors from the entrepreneurial community to discuss their possible future as an entrepreneur. Upon completion of the Sarah and Steve Smith Entrepreneurs Hall, students will attend classes and participate in programs in a state of the art entrepreneurial focused facility.

Luther King Capital Management Center for Financial Studies. The Luther King Capital Management Center for Financial Studies promotes excellence in financial education by enhancing the quality, prestige, and national visibility of finance programs in the Neeley School of Business at TCU. The Finance Center pursues these goals by: (1) providing resources to support a faculty research environment and scholarly activities in finance that are competitive with the very best universities. (2) reaching out to industry for advice and resources for finance programs and employment opportunities for Neeley School students. (3) sponsoring seminars, awards and other activities that enhance the national reputation of finance programs at TCU. (4) attracting top students into the finance programs at TCU. (5) engaging in revenue generating activities that are consistent with excellence in financial education and add to the prestige and reputation of the Neeley School.

Supply and Value Chain Center. The mission of the Supply and Value Chain Center is to help businesses create value for customers and stakeholders and improve business performance through the integration of supply and value chain processes across internal functions and with external partners. Developing students to be tomorrow's supply chain leaders is a primary focus. The Center sponsors and encourages activities that enable students to network with the business community and participate in seminars and professional meetings to learn from the real-world experience of supply chain professionals. Beginning Fall 2002, the Neeley School will offer an MBA with a Certification in Supply Chain Management designed to provide tomorrow's supply chain leaders with a global perspective and solid combination of technical, relationship management, communication, and leadership skills. Students complete the MBA core requirements the first year of their MBA program, with a supply-chain related internship (providing a hands-on experience tackling supply chain problems) and 12 hours of supply-chain coursework in the second year.

Neeley School Professional graduate degrees:
The Master of Business Administration (MBA), The Master of Accounting (MAc), The Master of International Management (MIM/MMNI)
Neeley School Dual-degree MBA programs: MBA/Ed.D in Educational Leadership, MBA/Ph.D in Physics, and MBA/MA in Environmental Sciences.

The Neeley School is fully accredited by the AACSB-International Association for Management Education and is a member of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC).

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